Member book, Hsueh, "Micro-institutional Foundations of Capitalism: Sectoral Pathways to Globalization in China, India, and Russia"

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Dear Colleagues,

I am delighted to announce the publication of my new book. I hope it will be of interest to many of you. Please find below information on the book, including bibliographic details and table of contents. It is now available in print (paperback and hardcover) and electronic formats.

Micro-institutional Foundations of Capitalism: Sectoral Pathways to Globalization in China, India, and Russia (Cambridge University Press, 2022) 

By Roselyn Hsueh, Temple University 

What is the relationship between internal development and integration into the global economy in developing countries? How and why do state–market relations differ? And do these differences matter in the post-cold war era of global conflict and cooperation? Drawing on research in China, India, and Russia and examining sectors from textiles to telecommunications, Micro-institutional Foundations of Capitalism introduces a new theory of sectoral pathways to globalization and development. Adopting a historical and comparative approach, the book's Strategic Value Framework shows how state elites perceive the strategic value of sectors in response to internal and external pressures. Sectoral structures and organization of institutions further determine the role of the state in market coordination and property rights arrangements. The resultant dominant patterns of market governance vary by country and sector within country. These national configurations of sectoral models are the micro-institutional foundations of capitalism, which mediate globalization and development.

Table of Contents

Part I. Politics of Market Governance

  1. Understanding varieties of market governance in the age of globalization; 
  2. Perceived strategic value and sectoral structures and organization of institutions;

Part II. Nations and Sectors: Patterns of Market Governance

  1. China and sectoral variation: evolution of techno-security developmentalism and the rise of bifurcated capitalism; 
  2. Security imperatives, infrastructural development, and high-tech sectors: centralized governance in Chinese telecommunications; 
  3. Political stability, local goals, and labor-intensive sectors: decentralized governance in Chinese textiles;
  4. India and sectoral variation: evolution of neoliberal self-reliance and the rise of bifurcated liberalism; 
  5. Pro-liberalization transnational business and high-tech services: regulated governance in Indian telecommunications; 
  6. Political legitimacy, economic stability, and labor-intensive small-scale sectors: centralized governance in Indian textiles;
  7. Russia and sectoral variation: evolution of resource security nationalism and the rise of bifurcated oligarchy; 
  8. National security and infrastructure and resource sectors: centralized governance in Russian telecommunications;
  9. Regional development and labor-intensive sectors: private governance in Russian textiles; 

Part III. National Configurations of Sectoral Models

  1. Development, new capitalisms, and future of global conflict and cooperation

For further information:

Paperback 978-1-108-45903-7

Hardback 978-1-108-47213-5

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Best regards,

Roselyn Hsueh

Roselyn Hsueh, Ph.D.
Fulbright Global Scholar (2020-2022)
Associate Professor, Department of Political Science 
Program Co-director, Certificate in Political Economy
College of Liberal Arts, Temple University​